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There is a new menace for celebrities, athletes, and assorted famous people to fear: their own twitter accounts. We have covered the case of Josh Hader in this magazine. Since then, old tweets have surfaced from both Braves pitcher Sean…

Something’s gotta give in Oakland. But this time, it might not be the government. The city hasn’t had a great few years when it comes to sports teams. The Oakland Raiders won’t be called that for much longer, bound for…

On July 15, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals filed an opinion delivering a major victory to the Texas Conference of Catholic Bishops, broadly construing the right of religious groups to keep internal communications private. The case facts are strange,…

by Jack Shapiro | Jul 13, 2018

On April 4, 2017, an incredibly important court decision emerged from the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals: Hively v. Ivy Tech Community College. But you probably heard little about it. Even the Spectator only published one article, and that was…

Tonight, President Trump announced Judge Brett Kavanaugh as his nomination for the vacancy created by Justice Anthony Kennedy’s retirement. Judge Kavanaugh currently serves on the bench of the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals, where he has written several influential opinions….

Incredibles 2 is a blast. It’s more grown-up than its predecessor. Characters struggle with their own challenges, but all of our main characters emerge more lovable and their changes are fully positive. The plot is fun, the villain interesting, and…

Justice Kennedy is retiring from the Supreme Court of the United States. It’s been written about and reported extensively on this site. Reviews of his time on the bench have been and will continue to be written. Speculation on his…

Justice Kennedy retires, the Left expires.

On Thursday and Friday, the Supreme Court of the United States decided a pair of very important internet cases: Wayfair Online, Inc. v. South Dakota and Carpenter v. United States. The first is a case concerning the right of states…

Yesterday, the Canadian Senate (one of two chambers of Canadian Parliament) voted 52-29 to approve bill C-45, known as the Cannabis Act, a bill that legalizes marijuana throughout Canada and sets a legal consumption age of 18. The measure now…

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